Revelation: Second-year wide receiver Tavon Austin starting fast this season.
Result: A little over a year ago, the St. Louis Rams moved up in the NFL draft to grab exciting wide receiver Tavon Austin.
Unfortunately, it took a little while for the excitement to begin.
When it was all said and done, the speedy performer touched the ball exactly 100 times via receptions (40), punt returns (33), kickoff returns (18) and rushing attempts (nine), and he amassed 1,247 all-purpose yards while scoring a total of six touchdowns three different ways.
Just when he appeared to be hitting his stride, he missed the final three games of the season.
When it was all said and done, much more was expected from Austin. And you can look for those numbers to jump significantly this upcoming season. The Rams have added a lot of talent on both sides of the ball via the draft in recent years, but they're still obviously young.
A healthy Sam Bradford would also go a long way toward the continued development of Austin, who averaged just 10.5 yards per catch as a rookie.
Don’t be shocked if the talented weapon amasses 2,000-plus total yards in his second season.